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Marcel Duchamp

1887 - 1968

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Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (UK: , US: , French: [maʁsɛl dyʃɑ̃]; 28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French painter, sculptor, chess player, and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, Dada, and conceptual art. He is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. He has had an immense impact on 20th- and 21st-century art, and a seminal influence on the development of conceptual art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Duchamp has received more than 3,445,303 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Marcel Duchamp is the 3rd most popular artist, the 117th most popular biography from France (down from 89th in 2019) and the most popular French Artist.

Marcel Duchamp is most famous for his painting, "Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2."

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Among artists, Marcel Duchamp ranks 3 out of 78Before him are Hokusai and Andy Warhol. After him are M. C. Escher, Yoko Ono, Hans Holbein the Younger, Jusepe de Ribera, Victor Vasarely, Jean Arp, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, and Hiroshige.

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Among people born in 1887, Marcel Duchamp ranks 7Before him are Le Corbusier, Erwin Schrödinger, Marc Chagall, Charles I of Austria, Erich von Manstein, and Chiang Kai-shek. After him are Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Arthur Rubinstein, Bernard Montgomery, and Wilhelm Canaris. Among people deceased in 1968, Marcel Duchamp ranks 4Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Helen Keller. After him are Lise Meitner, Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, Otto Hahn, Robert F. Kennedy, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, and Trygve Lie.

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Among people born in France, Marcel Duchamp ranks 117 out of 6,011Before him are Pope Clement V (1264), Albert Schweitzer (1875), Philip II of France (1165), Anatole France (1844), Saint Sebastian (300), and Rudolf Diesel (1858). After him are Jacques Lacan (1901), François Rabelais (1494), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Hugh Capet (940), Jacques Chirac (1932), and Louis XVIII of France (1755).

Among ARTISTS In France

Among artists born in France, Marcel Duchamp ranks 1After him are Jean Arp (1886), Yves Klein (1928), and Émile Gallé (1846).